Ceccardo Egidio Fucigna

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Ceccardo Egidio Fucigna
Cardiff Castle, Roof Garden.jpg
The Madonna by Fucigna in the roof garden at Cardiff Castle
Carrara, Italy
Notable work

Ceccardo Egidio Fucigna (1834–1884) was an Italian sculptor[1] who established a long partnership with the architect William Burges.

Fucigna worked as an assistant to John Birnie Philip until the latter's death in 1875, and then oversaw the completion of some of Philip's works, including the monument to Edward Akroyd, MP, at Halifax.[2][3]

He later worked with William Burges at Cardiff Castle, where he sculpted the Virgin and Child in the Roof Garden,[4] at Castell Coch, where he was responsible for the Madonna over the drawbridge gate, and also undertook work at Royal Holloway College[5] and at the Albert Memorial.


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  2. ^ "The Ackroyd Memorial, Halifax". The Architect. 16: 80. 5 August 1876.
  3. ^ "John Birnie Philip". A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain, 1660–1851. Henry Moore Foundation. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Ceccardo Fucigna. : the Imaging the Bible in Wales database". Imagingthebible.llgc.org.uk. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Ceccardo Egidio Fucigna's sculptural work for Royal Holloway College". Victorianweb.org. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.